Mary Anne Huntsman, Piano
American Pianist Mary Anne Huntsman has rapidly established herself as one of the foremost exciting young pianists on the international stage. Her career has spanned the globe: performances throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. |
Huntsman began studying the piano at the age of 3 and has never stopped. She practices between five and six hours a day, depending on the performance she's getting ready for. "Music has been a huge part of my life from such a young age," she said. "Classical music, in particular, is my favorite and I am just so excited learning new pieces and performing them. Playing Rachmaninoff has always been such a thrill for me."
Recent highlights from Ms. Huntsman's concert schedule include Carnegie Hall recitals, solo performances with the China Philharmonic, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Nice Philharmonic, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Moab Music Festival and intimate recitals at foreign embassies from Washington D.C. to Beijing to Moscow. This season she opened for the Miami Symphony Orchestra and will be closing for the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville.
Renown among world dignitaries, she has performed for numerous world leaders and heads of state including presidents, prime ministers, secretary of states, and ambassadors. She recently was featured as the Artist for International Women's Day at the White House.
Huntsman, who resides in Washington D.C. with her husband, Evan Morgan, was born in Salt Lake City. She grew up in Southeast Asia, including Singapore and Taiwan, as well as the nation's capital.
She holds degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Utah and Utah State University and has served on the teaching faculty of the Western Academy of Beijing and the Avenues School in New York City. She also teaches piano to children.
"I've always loved teaching young children piano. I do believe learning the piano at a young age can benefit you in so many areas such as concentrating in school, raising self-esteem, and gaining an appreciation for classical music," Huntsman said. "There's nothing more fulfilling than seeing a young student play in their first recital and having them feel proud of what they've accomplished."